Friday, April 18, 2014

Home again

We be home (to our home in the city)! Rainbow pic is from yesterday from Rachel's room in the hospital. Virus/infections appear to be under control and retreating - YAY! Latest (experimental) chemo is doing good things thus far: counts are up and blasts are down. Let's hope this is a continuing trend.




Earlier this week I took the shuttle from the hospital to the clinic. Walked a few blocks to the apartment. Rode my bicycle back to the hospital with some stuff from the apartment. My multi-modal errand commute. So urban. :)




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  1. Your home away from home.

    Glad that Rachel seems to be reacting well and the infection is under control.

    Nice colors in those photos.

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    1. Thanks Trobairitz
      Things are going very well. We may be able to come home for a longer visit soon. Yay!

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  2. I am happy for your good news and look forward to more and more good news.

    That's such a good looking bike. My injured neck does not allow drop downs- or too much of one.

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    1. Hi Martha,
      Thanks. Ron put the bike together for me - yet another frankenbike in the stable. I've gotten used to the drops over the years of riding and fortunately don't have much trouble with neck and back. Ron always has back issues when riding. We even considered a recumbent for him. Best of all worlds - aerodynamic and comfy as a barca lounger. Spendy things though.

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  3. That's outstanding news Kari! Martha and I are very glad to hear things are progressing well with Rachel! Nice Rainbow pic also....

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    1. Thanks Dom,
      Say hi to Martha and the boys. I was thinking of you guys the other day when I was looking back through photos from Glacier. Good times

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  4. Kari:

    I think that rainbow is an omen . So glad to hear the good news.

    everytime you post a photo of your bike it starts me thinking about getting mine out again. I am getting closer . . .

    bob
    A weekend photographer or Riding the Wet Coast

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    1. Thanks Bob,
      We've had several signs, omens, what have you. I don't generally put much stock in signs, but the ones I have for my daughter have somehow been precious to me.

      Yes, definitely time to get the bike out. It's a lovely time of year to ride around the neighborhood. At least if you have a neighborhood that doesn't have too many hills! :)

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  5. Great news, Kari.
    By the way your bike looks a lot more sporty than mine does ;-)

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    1. Thanks Sonja
      I should warn you on the bike thing... There was a time when I thought anything beyond riding around my neighborhood was insane. And, hell no, I'm not gonna wear those ugly bike shorts. Then something went terribly amiss ... and now I'm a bike fanatic. I don't know how it happened, but just be warned! :)


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  6. So glad to hear positive stuff. Hope you all can return to a normal life soon!

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    1. Thanks Jon,
      If treatment continues to progress as it has been, we may get to spend more time at home. More time to ride bikes and motorbikes! I think I only had one ride last year. I'm going to be so rusty!!

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  7. Nice to hear that things are improving! Really pretty rainbow photo!

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    1. Thanks Richard
      Ach! I almost deleted your comment. The delete/reply buttons need to be farther apart. :)

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  8. It is good to hear positive new.

    Still...praying...still...
    ~k

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    1. Thanks Keith
      Appreciate the prayers - keep 'em coming. :)
      To be truthful I'm a little leary of this latest news. Life long treatment instead of transplant doesn't seem sustainable, but what do I know about treating this stuff. The Drs are very excited with results, so my hope is for the best. In the mean time we plan to enjoy the extra time at home and away from clinic!

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  9. That rainbow picture looks so cool, glad you had a good time and also welcome back
    Jeff

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